28% done with War and Peace


The people we were friends with in youth rarely, if ever, remain friends with us when we become adults. Once we’re about 20 we have a better idea who we are and what we value and wish to pursue and we surround ourselves with people who share our passions. Boris and Nikolai no longer share anything in common.

Tolstoy uses the phrase “blue spectacles of conventionality” to describe Boris. I like that.